Flood Protection

Every year, flooding causes hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of damage to homes and businesses around the country. Standard homeowners and commercial property insurance policies do not cover flood losses. To meet the need for this vital coverage, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The City of Tifton participates in the Community Rating System (CRS), which credits community efforts beyond those minimum standards by reducing flood insurance premiums for the property owners. The CRS is similar to, but separate from, the private insurance industry’s programs that grade communities on the effectiveness of their fire suppression and building code enforcement efforts.

Please use the following link to learn more about the Community Rating System:


To learn more about flood insurance, please visit the following webpage:


Each year, the City of Tifton mails informational notices to homeowners within the floodplain. This notice contains information about the National Flood Insurance Program, the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and additional information and resources.

Purchase of Flood Insurance Requirements

Flood Insurance Rate Map Zone Information Document

Please contact the Community Development Office to schedule an on-site consultation to learn more about flood protection measures. A technical staff member will visit your side to assist with developing ideas on how you can protect your property from drainage problems and other advice on flood retrofitting issues.